County landmarks digitally remastered

Guy Christiansen, Jay Walton and Marcus Devaney
Guy Christiansen, Jay Walton and Marcus Devaney

A Lancaster-based company is using digital technology to present businesses, buildings and places in a new light.

Black Beard Media is working countywide to bring some of Lancashire’s most famous landmarks to life.

Guy Christiansen, Jay Walton and Marcus Devaney

Guy Christiansen, Jay Walton and Marcus Devaney

And the digital methods it uses to connect with visitors can be transferred to help businesses attract customers too.

Black Beard Media is run by industry specialists Guy Christiansen, Marcus Devaney and Jay Walton.

The idea for the company sprung out of the success Guy and Jay achieved while working with The Dukes and Lancaster City Council at the International Youth Games in Lancaster in 2013.

For the first time, live streaming was used so events could be watched by the young people’s families in the city’s many twin towns throughout Europe.

“We received very positive feedback from everyone involved and we could see the potential of working with digital media to connect with and celebrate our communities,” said Guy, former Creative Learning Director at The Dukes.

Guy and Jay, a Creative Learning Practitioner at The Dukes, then teamed up with Marcus, who is a digital development manager for Lancashire County Council, to work on other projects.

Black Beard Media are currently working with Lancashire Museums Service and The Dukes to enhance the visitor experience at Clitheroe Castle, Helmshore Textile Museum, Queen Street Mill near Burnley and Turton Tower near Blackburn.

The company also offers digital media strategies, a social media management service and training packages.

For more information, visit blackbeardmedia.co.uk